Saturday, December 26, 2015

Silver and Gold Winter Wonderland 20x24 Mixed Media Canvas


HELLO Sweet Creative Friends.... 
 HAPPY Day after Christmas to you!!!  

It is hard to believe that it has come and gone - wow.  

I have been playing in a wintry landscape!!  

I began with some Pebeo Masking Fluid painting it on where it seems there should be white between the branches - SNOW!! 

Then the adding of the Pebeo Iridescent Precious Gold and Silver studio acrylic paint.  Love the shimmer in these paints!  It sure makes it hard to capture the finished picture though. :)

Using the Lost Coast Designs Snowflakes Set with a Ranger Emboss It Dabber and Lindy's Stamp Gang Queen Shebas Silver - the snowflakes began to fall!

Next came the DecoArt Media Titanium White Antiquing Cream painted onto the Lost Coast Designs snow flakes from their Snow Flakes Set.  Love the variety of lovely snowflakes! 

Using Golden Fiber Paste mixed with DecoArt Ebony Black along with more Pebeo shimmering gold paint - it was time to create the deer. I used a Artplorations Christmas Reindeer Stencil as well as an Plaid Folkart stencil from my stash. 

Yummy fun.... this combo made the prettiest color of a dark shimmering gold!

Removing the masking fluid is always so much fun!!  But it sure looks like a scary mess at this point!!!!!

Adding more silver and gold paint! 

And then a rather sad thing happened.... must have been a hunter in the woods because my leaping deer disappeared!!!!!!!!!!!! Ugh - such a bummer but... after I added the little cabin, I realized that the leaping deer was way to huge to work.  And dear me... what a chore it was to try to make him become...."deerly departed"!!!  

And in the place of the leaping deer came a second cabin!

And here are some close-ups of the finished painting! 

Side view:  this is a 20x24 canvas and it is 1.5" thick!!  

 Here you can see a bit of the shimmering gold and silver bling!!! 

Thanks bunches for stopping by and please KNOW how much I appreciate your comments.  My reply button is still broken but... I am always thrilled to hear from you - truly.  

Hugs. j.

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I would like to enter this painting in the following challenges:

#19 Silver and Gold

#34 December, Create a Scene

Facebook Challenge #2 Winter Holidays




Valerie-Jael said...

Love your sparkly winter painting, very evocative of real winter - which we have not yet had here this year. Loved seeing the leaping deer turn into a cabin, great fun! A wonderful and atmospheric masterpiece. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Oh, aren't you in the 'Joi' of Christmas? Love your progress shots and the deerly departed incident - happy accidents everywhere! Your gold and silver combination is inspired - thanks for this! Wishing you a fabulous new year, Joi! xo

experiments in paper said...

This is beautiful, Joi..... love your glimmer forest! And great save with the deer..... the little cabin is such a perfect fit! Happy New Year - look forward to more of your wonderful work! xx Lynn

Melanie said...

What a beautiful project. Love your take on the silver and gold theme. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Donna B. said...

Wow, this is stunning! Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Jackie PN said...

Beautifl canvas Joi! I like the second cabin- I think it works well!!
Happy 2016 to you and yours!
Jackie xoxo

Pamellia said...

Wow Joi, you really blow me away with your amazing talent and creativity!! Just popped in to say I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I'm sending cheers for a Happy New Year, can't wait to see what you create in 2016! hugs :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

A new favorite! PINNED to my canvas board! LOVE the gold shimmer...LOVE the whole scene! You are a true talent! Thanks for all the support this year! Happy New Year!!!

Rachel said...

WOW what a gorgeous painting! i love seeing your process. this is really pretty. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Happy New Year!


Words and Pictures said...

What a magical gold and silver scene, Joi - the shimmer of those trees is just wonderful. Great paintwork.
Alison xx

sarascloset said...

Beautiful and huge congratulations to you for your win at MMMC! Well done! Short on time, but will be back to take in some more of this beauty! Hugs!

MaryH said...

This is just magnificent. Thanks for taking time to share photos of each step. I enjoyed that nearly as much as seeing the finished work! Had always wondered with the fiber paste was for. Love the way you recovered from the missing deer legs, because the finished piece is just really impressive. Thanks for visiting and becoming a follower on my blog via bloglovin. I don't always know when someone follows that way, as I normally use the Google Friend Connect (which is acting weird of late, losing followers.) I'll look around, and try to find a place to follow your blog, as I love this example of your work. TFS

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